Lightfoot’s Chicago: On-Duty Police Detective Robbed While Investigating Homicide

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On Monday evening, a Chicago Police Department detective was mugged by two armed individuals while canvassing the location of a recent homicide, authorities said. One of the two suspects was taken into police custody, but the other was not immediately caught. The two officers involved in the incident were investigating in the 7700 block of South Yates Boulevard, according to WMAQ-TV. As the detectives canvassed the area, two people approached the now-injured officer from behind, police said, assaulting him and going through his pockets. The detective’s partner witnessed the incident and quickly intervened as the offenders fled the scene. Both offenders were armed, police said, according to CWB Chicago — one brandishing a knife, while the other had a handgun.